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Penellope Sarah Ayers 

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Penellope Sarah Ayers
4/12/1821 - 1890
Penellope Sarah Ayers was born on April 12, 1821 somewhere in South Carolina and died about 1890 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 68 years old.

She married William McCormick.

Telitha "Litha" McCormick(abt.1837)she married Augustus Reese on 2/18/1857 in EarlyCo.GA,
Lewis McCormick (abt.1839),
Sarah McCormick (abt.1839),
Penelope 'Penny' McCormick (abt.1841),
Sophronia McCormick (abt.1842)
Emily Jane McCormick (Sept. 1847)she married Thomas Tipton,
John Hiram McCormick (10/25/1849 11/8/1923).
Census9/14/1850 Division 25 GA (Early County) 29 yrs old 
Recorded as family #375: William Mccormic (age 41, born in GA abt. 1809), Melapiel Mccormic (30, born in GA 1820), Litha Mccormic (age 13, GA, 1837), Sarah (11, GA, 1839), Lewis (11, GA, 1839), Penelope (9, GA, 1841), Sophronia (8, GA, 1842), Emily J. (2, GA, 1848) and John (one year old, GA, 1849). 
Census7/14/1860 Vernon FL (Washington County) 39 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #260, family #276: William Mccormack (age 50), Penelope Mccormack (age 48), Sarah Mccormack (23), Lewis Mccormack (21), Penny Mccormack (18), Sophronia Mccormack (16), Emmily Mccormack (12), and John Mccormack (age 10). William and the chrildren were born in GA, Penelope born in SC. William is a farmer.  
Census7/9/1870 FL (Calhoun County) 49 yrs old 
268,185 - Polly McCormick (age 58), Sarah (32) & Iam (22). Polly was born in SC, others in GA. Polly keeps house and her homes is valued at $100. Polly and Iam have a check in the box for - deaf & dumb, blind,insane or idiotic.

also on the same page,269 - Gadi Bailey,267 -Jesse Bailey Jr. and thier families. 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1870: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Census6/18/1880 Cedar Springs GA (Early County) 59 yrs old 
#120 - John McCormick -age 30,mother - Penelope McCormick- age 70,sister - Sarah McCormik -age 43. All were born in GA,as were their parents, Penelope is a widow, John is a farner and Sarah keeps house. 

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1 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
2 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
3 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
14 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
16 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
21 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
21 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
24 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
29 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
34 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
40 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
43 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
44 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
44 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
49 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
61 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
62 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
63 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
9 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
18 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
23 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
32 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
35 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
38 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
44 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
48 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
56 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
58 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
68 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
7 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
13 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
40 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
41 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
61 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
64 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
9 1830 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union, setting the stage for the creation of the Confederacy.
39 1860 About 63,000 men from South Carolina served in the Confederate armed forces.
47 1868 South Carolina was readmitted to the Union.
9 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
14 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
16 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
19 1840 Oregon Trail is established
21 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
34 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
39 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
41 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
42 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
44 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
47 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
54 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
55 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
12 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

William McCormick
Born about 1809 and died about 1870
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The Children of Penellope Sarah Ayers

65 years old
Talitha Elizabeth McCormick
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1835 and died in an unknown location about 1916. She was about 81 years old.

She was called "Litha". She married Augustus Reese on 2/18/1857 in Early Co.GA,...
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John Hiram McCormick
Born somewhere in Georgia on October 25, 1849 and died in Early Co., Georgia on November 8, 1923. He was 74 years old.

He married Mary Jane Glass (9/22/1876 -1/6/1909).
Their children:
William (Mar.1893),
John A. (May 1898),
Louise H.,
Annie &
Minnie L. ...
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